Offering Compassionate Cremation Services
Parsels Funeral Home offers respectful and compassionate cremation services. Located in Absecon, NJ, and serving Atlantic County communities, trust our staff with assisting you and your loved ones in your time of need. We’ll guide you through the cremation ceremony planning, different types of services, and any questions you may have.
We’ve had years of experience serving many families, so we understand and respect your decisions. Parsels Funeral Home will take all the time you may need to make an informed decision.
Learn more about the ways we can help your family below.
Specialty Funeral Services
Cremation Service Planning
Part of making funeral arrangements is deciding whether the deceased will receive a body burial or cremation. This is an important decision based on many factors like religious or spiritual beliefs, finances, ecological awareness, or more. After deciding on a cremation service, we recommend:
Ask for assistance from family and friends. When making plans for this meaningful event, encourage your loved ones to get involved. Ask them to gather family photos, write down stories, and discuss the best location for the event.
Select the music, prayers, or other readings. You don’t need to have any of these things, but precisely what you and your guests will do at the ceremony should be decided. There are endless possibilities.
Contact guests ahead of time. This is especially important if they will need to travel or request time off from work.
Decide what will be done with the cremated remains. Commonly, the urn is a visual focal point of a celebration of life. Will you then take it home? Will the scattering of ashes be a part of the event? You may also want to purchase keepsake urns for family members.
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Cremation Service Options
Traditional Cremation Services
Parsels Funeral Home offers memorial services that can occur any time after the cremation has taken place. The urn is typically on display during these services, which can happen in any setting preferred by the family.
Lastly, we offer direct cremation services. This involves completing all required paperwork and transporting the deceased from the hospital, home, nursing facility, or coroner’s office to the ceremony.
An alternative to cremation, this new alternative is alkaline hydrolysis. It is a water-based dissolution process for human remains that useless energy and releases no carbon and matter into the atmosphere.